Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and founder of the AHA Foundation. She served as a member of the Dutch Parliament from 2003 to 2006.
She was born in Mogadishu, Somalia in 1969. As a young child, she was subjected to female genital mutilation. As she grew up...
A Hoover Virtual Policy Briefing with Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Identity Politics and Its Tribal Branches
Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 11AM PT/ 2PM ET.
Assita Kanko, MEP and Ayaan Hirsi Ali discussed Lessons Learned: European Values vs. Islamism on Thursday, November 19, 2020.
Repression and authoritarianism are not merely phenomena of the historical past. Today, we are engaged in a fundamental battle of free and open societies against repressive, closed systems. This panel will address the nature of such threats and discuss the identities of freedom’s adversaries, their goals and strategies, and what can be done to defeat these threats across government, the private sector, academia, and civil society.
The Hoover Institution hosted "Middle East Strategy Challenges: Egypt, Iran and ISIS" on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm EST.
"Is Iran ready to become a democracy?" asked Larry Diamond, Hoover senior fellow, in opening the conference. Participants addressed this question through presentations and discussions in several panel sessions. In addition, Shirin Ebadi, recipient of the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize, was the keynote speaker at a reception and dinner May 20.